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by Harold_V
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: Threading

I'm troubled by the comment that the additional feed doesn't result in a cut. Something, somewhere, isn't secure, or the tip of the threading tool is badly rounded. While I agree that a carbide threading tool is capable of performing to satisfaction, one of the places it will fall short is in extrac...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Requesting assistance for board issues
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Requesting assistance for board issues

Readers, I get countless requests for help on the board, and am happy to help, but please don't ask questions of me without providing at least a little guidance. I can't read your mind, and it is too time consuming for me to search the board in the hopes of finding the exact post or thread about whi...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1696

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Fact. If grinding tools is uncomfortable, you're likely to never master the technique. Raising the height of a grinder is a reasonable start. Mine is taller than those found on a bench. I learned as much from working in a job shop as I did working in the missile industry. In a job shop, you make do ...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: no power g0619 grizzly (seig sx3)
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: no power g0619 grizzly (seig sx3)

One thing that may be the problem is a bad solder connection. If that's the cause, you may be able to see it visually (I've had this problem, but with other equipment), so take a close look at all solder joints involved. A broken or bad connection will likely look dirty, due to the sparking that is ...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Help With Milling Problem

Nice! A great solution to your problem.
Amazing what can be done by hand when necessary.

H
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 23
Views: 2513

Re: Cylinder castings

Thanks, Jim. I found the site and looked at one video. I'll get back to them as time allows until I find the one you mentioned. Anything I can view that will help me better understand induction melting is always welcome.

H
by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 212
Views: 43971

Re: Woodinville Shops

You might consider exploring 7014. Much easier to clean up than 6011.

H
by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 91
Views: 36595

Re: CNW J class Mikado

Thanks! I'll explore the software. I'm near getting my induction furnace operational, and I don't have any real experience in mold making, so these should be quite useful to me.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 91
Views: 36595

Re: CNW J class Mikado

SPSteam2491 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Nice! I used metal flow software for castings
Hmmm. I'm not familiar with such software. Do you have a little time to discuss it a little? Perhaps a name of the software, if not?

Thanks

H
by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1696

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I've never gotten around to building a rest for my bench grinder. If your experiences parallel mine, you should end up quite talented. I've told the story before, but long ago. I was introduced to no rest grinding when I took the last job I held. By then, I had about 8½ years in the (commercial) sh...
by Harold_V
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1696

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

No back rake visible in the video. If you're making reference to the video above, he starts out without back and side rake, but addresses those features later in the video. I use a die grinder to add a chipbreaker. Any way you can create the desired chip breaker is more than acceptable, but the chi...
by Harold_V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Help With Milling Problem

In a recent project I had to modify a couple of flex sockets for use in the setup. What I learned is that they are surface hardened, and will cut if you can get beneath the skin. I'm not suggesting that yours will be the same, but they may be. Does this lend itself to grinding? If so, you might cons...